Epistaxis: causes & treatment

Remember the run up to the annual school day when one of your classmates collapses in the field and you discover he/she has nose-bleeding? At least once in our lifetime, we would have bled from the nose. Bleeding from the nose due to a bursting of a blood vessel – the nostril, nasal cavity or…

How to make the right choice when it comes to plastic surgery?

India is definitely a great choice for cosmetic surgery because of the plethora of exclusive plastic surgeons and clinics for overseas patients. Some hospitals are actually in the process of signing up American and European Board Certified surgeons to commute to these centers. The idea is to take advantage of the lower cost structure in…

Let’s make our bones strong!

Healthy bones are like the bank, the more calcium you store, more the chances of its withdrawal. Osteoporosis is a silent and slow disease which is becoming a threat, especially in women, but men are not immune to it either. Osteoporosis is a condition of loss of bone mass which leads to porous and fragile…

How to plan a safe pregnancy?

No pregnancy can be termed safe as it comes with its own share of problems. Women go through a varied range of problems from nausea, vomiting, constipation and frequent urination to some serious health issues. It is important for women to pay close attention to their health and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some of the…

Nutrition for teens

“Nutrition is pivotal during teenage years and what we eat will emulate in our growth and wellbeing.”- Mrs. HASMATH BEGUM, AS Rao Nagar What to eat? What not to eat? The fast food industry is thriving and so is the incidence of obesity, dental problems and hormonal imbalances amongst teenagers, says a recent report by…

Breathe your way to health

All of us understand the importance of breathing. We do it every day without much conscious thought as we know it is important for our survival. Breathing is the rhythmic process of moving air in and out of the lungs and is involuntarily performed. A life giving source, how we breathe can help our bodies…

Insulin myth busted

Many of those suffering from the lifestyle disorder ‘diabetes’ are terrified of insulin. Mention insulin and giant needles are immediately imagined. This is because of all the horror stories they have heard from loved ones or read somewhere; most of which are not true. “Insulin is not a cure for diabetes”- Dr. J. Jayaprakashsai, Consultant…

Exercises for post 60

Most adults past the age of 60 are inclined to lead a sedentary lifestyle. Though you may not have the same stamina and strength as you did in your youth, it’s very important to live an active lifestyle. If you are not active, all the simple pleasures of life that brought you joy and happiness…